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Jerry F. Costello

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Jerry F. Costello
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U.S. House of Representatives, Illinois's 12th Congressional District
Incumbent
In office
August 9, 1988-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2013
Years in position 26
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$174,000
Elections and appointments
Last election2010
First elected1988
Next general2012
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
St. Clair County Board
1980-1998
Education
High schoolAssumption High School (1968)
Bachelor'sMaryville College of the Sacred Heart (1973)
Associate'sSouthwestern Illinois College, Associates Degree (1971)
Personal
BirthdaySeptember 25, 1949
Place of birthEast St. Louis, Illinois
ProfessionLaw Enforcement Officer
ReligionRoman Catholic
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Jerry Francis Costello (b. September 25, 1949) is a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives. Costello was elected by voters from Illinois's 12th congressional district.

Biography

Costello was born in East St. Louis, Illinois[1]

  • Education:[1]
    • Assumption High School, East Saint Louis, Illinois, 1968;
    • Southwestern Illinois College, Associates Degree, 1971
    • Maryville University, B.A., 1973.

Career

  • Prior to 1980:[1]
    • St. Clair County, Illinois: Court Bailiff, Deputy Sheriff, and Director of Court Services and Probation.
    • Chief Investigator for the Illinois State Attorney’s office
  • 1980-1988: St. Clair County Board, Chairman, County Executive[1]
  • 1988-Present: United States House of Representatives, Illinois's 12th Congressional District

Committee Assignments

U.S. House of Representatives

2011-2012

Issues

Political Positions

Percentage voting with party

Jerry F. Costello voted with the Democratic Party 78 of the time, which ranked 174 among the 192 House Democratic members as of November 2011.[3]

Elections

2010

On November 2, 2010, Costello won re-election to the United States House of Representatives. He defeated Teri Newman (R) and Rodger Jennings (G) in the general election.[4]

U.S. House of Representatives, Illinois's 12th Congressional District, General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJerry F. Costello Incumbent 59.8% 121,272
     Republican Teri Newman 36.5% 74,046
     Green Rodger Jennings 3.6% 7,387
Total Votes 202,705

Campaign Donors

2010

Breakdown of the source of Costello's campaign funds before the 2010 election.

Costello won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Costello's campaign committee raised a total of $1,351,182 and spent $1,420,274 .[5]

U.S. House of Representatives, Illinois's 12th Congressional District, 2010 - Jerry F. Costello Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $1,351,182
Total Spent $1,420,274
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $0
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $0
Top contributors to Jerry F. Costello's campaign committee
Ameren Corp$12,000
Laborers Union$11,250
Intl Brotherhood of Electrical Workers$10,600
Boeing Co$10,300
Air Line Pilots Assn$10,000
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Air Transport$124,700
Lawyers/Law Firms$113,000
Construction Services$74,500
Building Trade Unions$61,500
Transportation Unions$57,500

Personal

Costello is married to Dr. Georgia Cockrum Costello and has three children: Jerry II (Lori), Gina, and John Patrick (Lindsay); eight grandchildren: John "Jay" Sinovic, Austin, Rorey and Ireland Keen, Jerry III, Victoria, and Georgia Danielle Costello, and John Patrick Costello, Jr. [1] They all reside in the Belleville area.[1]

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References

Political offices
Preceded by
Melvin Price
U.S. House of Representatives - Illinois District 12
1988–present
Succeeded by
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